Thermodynamic Heat Pump Unit Design

Workpackage 3: Thermodynamic Heat Pump Unit Design

The overall objective of WP3 is to develop the heat pump unit by designing its overall layout. The main targets in designing the heat pump unit are:

  1. High efficiency and realistic cost;
  2. Low environmental impact and high safety;
  3. Connectivity to a smart building control /smart grid.


Palm, B. (2014) Charge minimization in a 30 kW air to water heat pump; 11th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants: Natural Refrigerants and Environmental Protection, Hangzhou 2014

Makhnatch, P. (2014) The role of environmental metrics (GWP, TEWI, LCCP) in the selection of low GWP refrigerant; The 6th International Conference on Applied Energy; Taipei 2014

Makhnatch, P. (2013) Project update: Low GWP refrigerant selection based on Life Cycle Climate Performance for the Green Heat Pump Project; European Heat Pump News No. 1/2013; Brüssel 2013